Each decade seems to bring an increase to the pace of business. As customer expectations continue to increase, business cycle times respond by decreasing. Therefore a business’s ability to rapidly adjust becomes critical not just for thriving but now for simply surviving. As competitors and the economy make unexpected shifts, it is mission critical for leaders to be able to implement the appropriate changes in the most friction-free way. It is imperative for leaders to understand and anticipate the natural resistance to change in the ecosystem that they want to influence.

Underlying Reasons for Resistance to Change

Organizational change can affect individuals in a number of ways. From potential job loss to increased job opportunities, the costs and benefits of organizational changes to employees are often unpredictable. ...

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